Wirelessly posted

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  1. bigrell486 macrumors 6502

    bigrell486

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    #1
    Why are the user agents added to posts for people who post from their cell phones?

    example:
    Code:
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)
    If its to catch new apple stuff, wouldn't publicly displaying said info discourage those in possession of the device from posting anything?

    Besides even if they didn't post, the site admin should be able to see what connects to the site anyway.

    I just find it annoying to see mostly because it seems unnecessary and useless, plus I don't care what device/OS/browser people are using to post.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    I think it's mostly to help explain to others why they may have so many spelling errors in their post. I find it useless too.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    #3
    I find it cool because it tells you that they are on their mobile and thus you can more easily accept typos and other mistakes they have done. It could be just "Wirelessly posted" though
     
  4. Schtumple macrumors 601

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    It's when you post from the mobile version of MR I believe.
     
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    #5
    Yes, it happens when people post from the mobile version of the forums. I'm not sure if and how it could be removed, but I agree...it's kind of distracting.
     
  6. celticpride678

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    Probably something with the WAP forums system.
     
  7. ARF900 macrumors 65816

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_0_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/532.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.5 Mobile/8A306 Safari/6531.22.7)

    Heyyy test.

    From my iphone.
     
  8. GroundLoop macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPad; U; CPU OS 3_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/531.21.10 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.4 Mobile/7B367 Safari/531.21.10)

    Wonder if it knows the difference between the iPhone and iPad?

    GL

    Edit: guess so. ;)
     
  9. bobfitz14 macrumors 65816

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  10. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    #11
    Simply put, it's a result of the browser wars between Netscape (now Mozilla more or less) and Internet Explorer. Even IE says Mozilla in their browser agent.
     

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